Monday, April 26, 2010

Petticoats and Parasols - Day 1

Hi Everyone,

I had such a wonderful weekend in Savannah, Georgia with all the wonderful ladies at Petticoats & Parasols! Jenn was such a wonderful hostess, the event was really incredible.

My friend Jennifer from Chicago met me down in Savannah, and we arrived at the Savannah airport, which really is the cutest airport I've ever been to, seriously! We grabbed a cab to the hotel in Savannah, and were immediately welcomed by Jenn and a few other gals.

After unpacking quickly, we ran over to a nearby bar/grill for lunch (we were starving!).

The food wasn't too bad and we were able to relax a bit from the long day of travel (I flew in on a 5am flight from Phoenix!) and get ready for the weekend ahead!

After we had some food in us we took a walk through a few of the squares that make up Savannah. The architecture was so cool to see.

I am standing next to a door to a secret that!! Well it isn't too secret, the pictures below are what you see through the gates....but still, back in the day can you imagine this being overgrown with greenery, and finding a hidden key, and sneaking in ... this is starting to sound like a book I read somewhere....

The trees too were really neat because they are so different than anything we have in the midwest (that goes for the history as well!).

There were statues in some of the squares of different people.

I love old signage - this is from a theatre downtown Savannah.

I just love the street name "Bull". Wouldn't you love to live on Bull Street? I don't know why, I just think it'd be fun!

After our walking tour of town, we rushed back to the hotel to get ready for the opening night dinner, guest speaker - the amazing Jo Packham, and the SUGAR BAR!

Here is what we walked into...and I am sorry this picture doesn't do the decor justice!

Roselyn-Sue put together a fun and tasty Sugar Bar! Full of candy and treats! Thanks so much Roselyn-Sue, I hope you feel better ASAP!!!

The "real" bar offered a fun peach martini that was a tasty treat too!

Our Guest Speaker was Jo Packham, of Where Women Create fame (and so much more). If you haven't read Where Women Create, first of all where have you been living?!?!, second run out and buy the latest copy ASAP. It is such an inspiring magazine!

Jenn Hayslip was such a wonderful hostess! Jenn I hope you had fun even with all the hard work you did!! Know that we all enjoyed ourselves so much!!

More to share later....Day 2, and Day 3 yet to come!!!



  1. Wish I could have been there! I'll see you in St. Louis!

  2. So far sounds great. I want to know more!! how do you find out about all these fun little events? so far sounds like somehting i'd like:)

  3. More to come :) I went to my first event two years ago, and from there I just follow blogs of many creative arty women and just by bopping around I see posts of wonderful weekend retreats that are coming up! The time spent at these events are some of my favorite times!!

  4. RACHEL!!!!!!
    I am so glad we got to know each other! Even though I was TOTALLY embarrassed when I SO TOTALLY SCREWED UP with our waitress by calling her Berta. LOL. Well . . I can laugh now. . . at the time . . . VERY EMBARRASSED!
    Glad you and Jennifer sat in front of me and Jodie, and REALLY glad I told you we were leaving the bakery and you offered to share the cab. How fun the night turned out!
    Special memories. I'm sad it is over so quick.
    OK, so . . . WhAT'S NEXT?
    :) Karen

  5. Looks like you had a great time! Oh, the pics are gorgeous!

  6. Hi Rachel ! It was a delight to meet you. You are part of the reason the event was so much fun.
    Dang you took GREAT pictures, wish I had given you my camera :) :) :)


  7. Hi Rachel!

    It was nice meeting you as well. Wow! You got some great photos!!! Were we in the same city??? LOL

    Cute blog... I'll have to bookmark it.

    hugs, Joanna

  8. WOW look at all the lovely photos you got! I hope to one day go back and enjoy the area a bit better. There was just so much to see! What a fun time!

    Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. You have a lovely blog and I will be sure to stop by again soon.

    hugs Cassandra

  9. What a great time you had! I am so jealous. Thanks for sharing pictures can't wait to see more. Grace xoxox

  10. Hi Rachel,
    Oooh thanks for sharing all your lovely pictures. It looks like a marvelous time. Jenn is just a doll and the whole event looks amazing. Can't wait to see more pictures.

    You should come out to Kim Caldwell's Le Sirenes event this summer! It's going to be over-the-top! Jenn will be coming too.

    Take care and I'll check back soon!

  11. Oh, it looks like you girls had such a wonderful time! Jenn is the best event planner!

  12. Beautiful pictures, Rachel! Hope to see you again soon!